Road Food Comes to Center City Park!
Food trucks are motorized vehicles in which food is prepared and served. Food truck fever is sweeping the nation, with trendy mobile eateries serving on-the-go customers everything from cupcakes to sushi. In Greensboro food trucks are inspected by the Guilford County Health Department, can park on private property in the Central Business District, and are allowed to operate from 7:00am until 3:00am. So naturally they have now arrived at Center City Park!
Tunes @ Noon now has lunch options from a different food truck every Wednesday from 12:00 noon till 1:30, and there will also be a food truck in the Park for Center City Cinema, the third Friday of the month starting at 8:30pm. Fast, fun, and very convenient!
Register for the Run 4 the Greenway
The 4th annual Run 4 the Greenway will be held Saturday, September 7, with the 1 Mile Walk/Run beginning at 5:00 pm and the 8k race starting at 5:30 pm. The walk/run and 8k race both begin and end at Center City Park. And when you get back to the Park a party will be going on with live music, food and entertainment for the whole family, ending at 8:00 pm.
You can pre-register for the 8k online through August 23 for a cost of $25. (To register and pick up your race packet on the day of the 8k will cost $35.) You can walk/run a mile for $15, and children age 6 and under are free. All pre-registered 1 Mile and 8k participants (except kids 6 and under) are guaranteed a race t-shirt. The link for registration is
Tuesdays at the Trailhead
Free fitness classes began May 7 on the Downtown Greenway! Tuesdays at the Trailhead offer a variety of free fitness classes (cardio, Zumba, African dance…) from 6:00-7:00 pm at the Spring Garden Street trailhead parking area, until September 24. Parking for classes is located on the north side of Spring Garden Street (across the street from the Greenway) in the parking lots between Edgeworth Street and Blandwood Avenue. Look for the parking signs!
Perfect Weather for a Pop Up Promenade
synerG’s young professionals, in collaboration with Downtown Greensboro, Inc. and the City of Greensboro, have created a Pop Up Promenade on February One Place between Greene Street and Davie Street. On Friday and Saturday nights from 6:00-11:00 pm in May and June the street will be transformed into an urban gathering place for people of all ages and backgrounds.
The project began with young people painting February One Place with a green and orange hexagonal pattern that repeats the colors of the seats at the Woolworth lunch counter in the International Civil Rights Center and Museum. Now on Friday and Saturday nights Elm Street is blocked off, food trucks arrive, planters, tables and chairs come out, special lighting is turned on, and street performers start strutting their diverse stuff. There is no alternative but to relax and linger…
Deep Roots Market Has Sprouted!
Deep Roots Market is now open downtown on North Eugene Street! The store has about 6,300 square feet of retail space, with departments selling fresh meats and cheese, beer and wine, fresh bread and an eat-in and take-out cafe with indoor and outdoor seating. There is also a Community Room for classes, group meetings and other events.
The cooperative natural foods grocery is located next to the Fisher Park neighborhood and adjoins Phase 3 of the Downtown Greenway. The new store provides downtown with a very long-awaited full-service grocery store and plans to serve as a hub for Greensboro’s growing local food economy and natural foods community.